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Liverpool Win 5 EPL Awards In Best of 2010-11 Premier League Season

epl award logo Liverpool Win 5 EPL Awards In Best of 2010 11 Premier League SeasonThe votes are in for the 2011 EPL Awards, the annual competition (now in its third year) that allows supporters from around the world to recognize the best of the Premier League season. And in the categories that recognize the best footballers and managers, Liverpool — despite a poor start to the season — won the majority of the Reader’s Choice honours. These include EPL Player of the Year, Best Goalkeeper, Best Midfielder, Best Striker and Manager of The Year, while Manchester United won the Best Defender of the Year award and Arsenal won Best Young Player of The Year.

The third annual EPL Awards recognized the best of the 2010-11 Premier League season. Organized by EPL Talk, the voting began Monday, May 2 and closed May 22, 2011. Trusted since 2005, EPL Talk is the most popular Premier League blog in the world.

In addition to the results from the Reader’s Choice awards, the Editor’s Choice winners are listed below. The final results are as follows:

EPL Player of the Year

Reader’s Choice:

  1. Dirk Kuyt, Liverpool (16%),
  2. Nemanja Vidic, Manchester United (13%) and
  3. Samir Nasri, Arsenal (11%).

Editor’s Choice:

  1. Charlie Adam, Blackpool

EPL Young Player of the Year

Reader’s Choice:

  1. Jack Wilshere, Arsenal (29%),
  2. Javier Hernandez, Manchester United (28%) and
  3. Lucas Leiva, Liverpool (17%).

Reader’s Choice:

  1. Javier Hernandez, Manchester United

Best EPL Manager of the Year

Reader’s Choice:

  1. Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool (50%),
  2. Alex Ferguson, Manchester United (33%) and
  3. Arsene Wenger, Arsenal (4%).

Editor’s Choice:

  1. Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United

Most Improved EPL Manager of the Year

Reader’s Choice:

  1. Owen Coyle, Bolton Wanderers (34%),
  2. Roy Hodgson, Liverpool (20%) and
  3. Tony Pulis, Stoke City (16%).

Editor’s Choice:

  1. Tony Pulis, Stoke City

Best EPL Goalkeeper

Reader’s Choice:

  1. Jose Pepe Reina, Liverpool (36%),
  2. Edwin van der Sar, Manchester United (31%) and
  3. Wojciech Szczesny, Arsenal (9%).

Editor’s Choice:

  1. Edwin van der Sar, Manchester United

Best EPL Defender

Reader’s Choice:

  1. Nemanja Vidic, Manchester United (34%),
  2. Jamie Carragher, Liverpool (16%) and
  3. Leighton Baines, Everton (8%).

Editor’s Choice:

  1. Nemanja Vidic, Manchester United

Best EPL Midfielder

Reader’s Choice:

  1. Lucas Leiva, Liverpool (17%),
  2. Nani, Manchester United (10%) and
  3. Ryan Giggs, Manchester United (9%).

Editor’s Choice:

  1. Scott Parker, West Ham United

Best EPL Striker

Reader’s Choice:

  1. Luis Suarez, Liverpool (29%),
  2. Javier Hernandez, Manchester United (19%) and
  3. Robin van Persie, Arsenal (15%).

Editor’s Choice:

  1. Robin van Persie, Arsenal

Congratulations to all of the players and managers nominated. For the complete list of EPL Awards, visit epltalk.com/2011-epl-awards


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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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